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Local water organizations

  • League to Save Lake Tahoe
    Tahoe's oldest and largest environmental advocacy organization. The League is dedicated to protecting, restoring, and advocating for the ecosystem health and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The organization focuses on water quality and its clarity for the preservation of a pristine Lake for future generations.
  • Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP)
    SWEP promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service-learning.
  • Tahoe Water Suppliers Association
    TWSA is a regional partnership of Nevada and California water suppliers serving the Lake Tahoe region. Members on Lake Tahoe as a source for public drinking water and work to preserve the exceptional water quality of the lake.
  • Save Our Water
    "Save Our Water" is a partnership between the California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies designed to educate Californians on the state's water challenges and encourage them to reduce their water use.
  • Sustainable Tahoe  
      
    Sustainable Tahoe, a 501c3, is demonstrating how preservation is profitable. Our passionate group of volunteers facilitate the adoption of stewardship and sustainability by showcasing, cultivating, and connecting models of success. Working with private, public and social sectors, we seek out environmentally responsible behavior and spotlight best practices to inspire others.

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Sustainability Websites

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development

  • The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. 

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

  • The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. 

Sustainability in Agriculture - United States Department of Agriculture

World Bank: Sustainable Development

  • Sustainable development is fundamental to the World Bank Group's mission to reduce poverty. The Sustainable Development Network works with clients to encourage inclusive, green growth that can lead to sustainable development.

International Energy Agency

  • News,updates, current events and more provided by an agency working together to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy

Columbia Univeristy: Earth Institute

  • The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's problems, from climate change and environment degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources. 

Global Footprint Network 

  • In 2003, Global Footprint Network, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, was established to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the mean of one planet. An essential step in creating a one-planet future is measuring human impact on the earth so we can make more informed choices.
 

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Resources

  • California's Green Workforce Coalition
    Sustainability Library - links to free documents
  • Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center  
      
    The Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center (WSSRC) is an incorporated non-profit entity working in collaboration with the City of Winston-Salem and local academic institutions, leveraging the city’s unique concentration of higher education assets for the benefit of the community. The Center is a key initiative of the city’s Sustainability Program Committee.
  • Sustainability Resource Center
    Green Building Council of North Florida - collaboration in Jacksonville, FL
  • Sustainability 2.0
    UC San Diego - campus initiatives
  • Costa Verde Sustainabile Resource Center
    Mission: Costa Verde Sustainable Resource Center will ignite a learning community, encouraging residents to search for and solve the problems relevant to our community.
  • Butte College - Sustainability
    The Sustainability Resource Center is a place for students, staff, and faculty to further educate themselves on sustainability issues and become involved in the efforts at Butte College, the community, and beyond. The Center has a small library of books, DVDs, magazines, and other publications related to sustainability. It also provides support to students on writing assignments and presentations relating to sustainability.
  • UCLA Sustainable Resource Center
    Mission: The UCLA Sustainable Resource Center has been established by the Graduate Student Association to promote sustainability through facilitating the provision of resources, information, and education to the graduate student body, campus and community.

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